Young people’s happiness across every single area of their lives has never been lower, research by the Prince’s Trust has found. The national survey shows young people’s wellbeing has fallen over the last 12 months and is at its lowest level since the study was first commissioned in 2009. The survey was conducted with over 2,000 respondents aged 16 to 25 and revealed that three out of five young people regularly feel stressed amid concerns over jobs and money, while one in four felt “hopeless”, and half had experienced a mental health problem.
Chief Executive of the Prince’s Trust, Nick Stace, says the results show that the government and employers need to invest more in developing young people’s skills and promoting positive mental wellbeing. He said: “It should ring alarm bells for us all that young people are feeling more despondent about their emotional health than ever before.” Read more here.